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Unable to update programs installed on XP Pro Service Pk 3

by Thomas Rongey Sr. / November 10, 2010 7:59 PM PST

I have a computer (system XP pro service pack 3) that will not update programs, automatic or manual, XP system, M/S office 2007, McAfee Total Protection, Google Chrome, IE explorer 8 and more. Will CNET techtracker plus update these and all other programs? No viruses, spyware, malware found on this machine.
Anyone have the answer to this problem?

Note: This post was edited by forum moderator to remove email address from spammers' view on 11/11/2010 on 4:29 AM PT

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Re: no updates
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 10, 2010 8:04 PM PST

If the native update doesn't work for such different sources that use such different mechanisms, it's very unlikely that Techtracker will.

Do you have any other questions?


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That email address
by MDFlax / November 10, 2010 8:08 PM PST

is a problem. We never suggest or recommend posting email addresses in public forums as they can get trawled by robots for spam purposes.

i have asked the Forum Admin to edit your email address out.

I don't use CNET's TechTracker so I can't say, but I somehow suspect that if the normal methods don't work then that won't either.

You don't give details of what happens when you try to update, eg any error messages, so all I can suggest is a visit to the Microsoft Windows Update web site, (Start > Windows Update), and let it scan your system and offer any updates that might be available.


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The old fashioned way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2010 12:29 AM PST

If updates fail to install I use the old fashioned download the latest version to install that or uninstall/reinstall.

There is no sign that update systems are going to be perfected this year.

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Now tell us about the ...
by Edward ODaniel / November 11, 2010 1:19 AM PST

FIREWALL you are using and the apps being blocked from accessing the Internet by that firewall.

All too often if you can access the Internet with the browser it is discovered that you or some other user has inadvertently blocked an app because they didn't recognize the app when its attempted access was alerted.

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